Arctotis Anthemoides. Chamomile Arctotis. [African Daisy]


Title:
Arctotis Anthemoides. Chamomile Arctotis. [African Daisy]
Date:
C1801
Artist:
Sydneham Edwards (1768-1819)
Image Size:
200mm x 113mm
Sheet Size:
235mm x 140mm
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving with original hand colouring
Price:

Availability: In stock

$A 25
Stock Number:
CBMA 0544 BOT OS (NIG) (DWR 01)
Description:

Fine original hand coloured botanical illustration of the African Daisy and is native to South Africa.

Modern binomial name: 
Common name:  African Daisy

From Curtis's Botanical Magazine: or, Flower-Garden Displayed.

Biography:

Sydneham Edwards (1768-1819)

Initially worked for Curtis's Botanical Magazine, until a dispute with the publishers when he started his own rival magazine The Botanical Register. He was born in Monmouthshire, a from an early age demonstrated a precocious talent for drawing and when only 11 years old had copied plates from Flora Londinensis. A friend of William Curtis, the publisher visited the Edwards and recommended the boy to Curtis. Curtis proceeded to have Edwards trained in both botany and botanical illustration. Edwards was a prolific talent and between 1787 and 1815 he produced over 1,700 watercolours for Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He established The Botanical Register in 1815 after a disagreement with John Sims, Curtis's editor.

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